To start cycling, the first step is to prepare “You” and your “Equipment”. This will shorten your period of suffering and will give you more “Comfort” and “Security”. And after, we can raise some questions: Where? When? With Whom?
– Preparing You – The Outfit itself to pedal helps as well. The “Shirt” with pockets where you can carry accessories and “Supplementation” to your pedaling (Carbohydrates, energy, etc.). The “Bermuda” with the Gel, helps in the discomfort of sitting in the “Saddle” for a long period. “Helmet” and “the Glove” in the event of a crash, prevents abrasions. “Goggles”prevents insects, dust or any other problem that causes you to lose your vision momentarily.
– Preparing your Equipment – If you do not yet have a bike, has many cities that you can find the Rental service, to test the “Sport”. If you choose to buy, there are some categories of Bike: Speed, Mountain Bike and Downhill. The Speed are bikes that are lighter, thinner used for the practice to develop speed on the slopes clean (streets and Highways). Mountain Bike are bikes with more structure to handle uneven terrain with obstacles (stones, hole, etc.). Downhill is a Mountain Bike more heavy, with the structure of a shock absorber, more complete, for the practice you decide to mountain. After choosing your style, go to a specialized store to buy a equipment according to your stature, so he fit perfectly on you.
– Where, When and With Whom – to Begin paddling in Places that are less busy, such as, Parks, Commuting or in your neighborhood, until you improve your skills of balance and reflection. The ideal in the beginning is that you seek in your city, if there is a Support group to the Pedal Beginner, as these people will help you in your first challenges. If not, invite a few people to start the Group. Avoid riding alone, because you can have security issue or risk of accident and being together is more easy to resolve, if it occurs. If you are going to do the “Pedal Noturno” use Headlight and Flashlight on your bike, to have better vision and also to facilitate its viewing by others who are traveling the pathway.